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Schools Offering Film Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Ohio receive film degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 17 film schools put out approximately 268 film professionals each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a film program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 49 students graduated with a degree in film from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Ohio State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $9,420 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a film program is Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. In 2010, Oberlin College graduated 13 students from its film program. Tuition at Oberlin College was $41,577 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a film program is Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated 16 students from its film programs. Tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.


Tuition at Ohio's film schools ranges from $41,577 per year to $1,735 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,905 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio film schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year
  3. Hiram College - located in Hiram, students are charged $27,135 per year

The film schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $5,069 per year

A film degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Many Ohio film graduates become a camera operator, camera equipment repairer, and actor. If you decide to work as a film professional in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,120 Ohio film professional as of 2010. This number includes 120 exhibit designers, 430 camera operators, and 70 camera equipment repairers. The largest populations of Ohio film professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Delaware County - 410 film professionals
  2. Dearborn County - 250 film professionals
  3. Cuyahoga County - 90 film professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,660 film professionals will be working in Ohio. This would require the number of film professional to grow by 9%.


film professionals in Ohio make an average of $33,420 per year. In 2010, however, some Ohio film professional earned as little as less than $19,980 per year or as much as more than $74,630 per year. The following counties in Ohio have the highest average salaries for film professionals:

  1. Cuyahoga County - $54,590 per year
  2. Greene County - $43,870 per year
  3. Delaware County - $42,155 per year

On average, film professionals earn the least in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Dearborn County - $39,380 per year
  2. Delaware County - $42,155 per year
  3. Greene County - $43,870 per year

On average, the highest paid film professionals in Ohio were:

  1. Exhibit Designer - $56,710 per year
  2. Camera Operator - $45,010 per year
  3. Camera Equipment Repairer - $31,960 per year

The film professionals with lowest average salaries in Ohio were:

  1. Camera Equipment Repairer - $31,960 per year
  2. Actor - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio statistics regarding a career in film and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as design or art.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Film in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Film in Ohio
  • Certificate in Film in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Actors 500 n/a 2.0%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 430 $45,010 -30.6%
Set and Exhibit Designers 120 $56,710 -66.7%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 70 $31,960 -56.3%

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